Happy 6th Birthday B3

It seems like just a few weeks ago when we celebrated your birthday last.  How could you already be six years old?  I watched you put away at least five pancakes this morning.  I think you may be the biggest eater so far and you are still super skinny.  It must be that energy that you wake up with every morning.  It is so exciting to see your eagerness to learn in school.  Sitting down and listening to you read during school is a highlight for me.  You have about a million facial expressions that bring a smile to our face.

cow

 

I can remember when you were so scared of the cow.  Now you were looking for him.  No one better ever start eating before you’ve said the blessing before we eat.  We love seeing you play with B4 and B5, they look up to you, and you have been a great big brother!

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We never know what questions or funny sayings you are going to come up with.  You always keep us on our toes.  Your love for Bible stories and God is a real blessing to us.  We pray you continue to grow in the Lord!  You are very special to us and look forward to another year of watching you learn, teach, lead and grow.  We love you, happy birthday!

B1 made this great video for B3’s Birthday.  We hope you enjoy it.  If anyone is interested in a video he wants to offer up his services.  E-mail Casey or myself, his rates are very reasonable 🙂

Happy Fourth of July!

Things have been pretty busy around here!  My brother got married last weekend and I think everyone is still recovering from those festivities.  Hopefully we’ll be sharing photos soon.  I did want to leave everyone with a video of some great dancing from my mom and brother! Make sure you watch the whole video to see my brother split his pants and my dad getting down. Enjoy!

Happy 12th Anniversary

I know this picture looks like it was taken last week, but contrary to popular belief it was twelve years ago yesterday.  This past weekend we celebrated twelve years of marriage and it was just as wonderful as the first weekend we spent together.  I truly thank God for someone I grow to love more and more every year.  She truly completes me and is a blessing to me and the kids every day.  We can talk for hours sharing our hearts, dreams, goals, or convictions and still be engaged at the end of the conversation.

Sharing our wedding day activities with the kids was a nice way to reminisce on our Anniversary reliving all the moments.  That day was a blur so it is nice to see what each of us remember from it and the honeymoon.

As this month brings in a season of Thanksgiving I thank God each and every day of where He has me and the people He has given me to serve Him with, my wife and kids!  I look forward to every moment that we get to spend together.  I love you and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in the future together!

I leave you with one of our favorite wedding pictures.  How many years will you be celebrating this year?

Seasons

The days are ending sooner, the sun comes up later.  It is that time of year.  Fall or Autumn, whichever you call it.  Why is it the only season with two names?  Seasons change just as seasons of life pass you by.  The good, the bad, the sad, the tough, the comfortable.  God is good in all these seasons, He is never changing and ever present.

Are we close to Him during these changing of seasons?

As we did Bible time during school with the kids yesterday a constant thought came to mind.  It probably had something to do with the topic of study, the faith of Abraham, but it was good and real nonetheless.  I’m sure you have heard or read the story hundreds of times, but some times the words become real and the thoughts fill your heart.

Jehovah Jireh, The Lord will Provide! Simple words with a powerful statement, a truth that strengthens and is everlastingly constant.  The Lord will provide!

I’m not sure what season you are in or what is present in your life today, but the Lord will provide.  Whether you are looking up at Jehovah Jireh or looking down from Jehovah Jireh know that the Lord is with you.